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Glow in the dark beer

Engineer yeast to make beer glow in the dark or under blacklight
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Yeast is the most popular organism for the biology folks out there - so why not modify it to glow in the dark and use it in beer? Think of the humorous and entertaining applications.

Have you been drinking? Lets take out the blacklight. Beer glowing in the bottle would be great fun at parties.

iryshe, Nov 17 2000

(??) different method, same result http://abcnews.go.c...glowguns000106.html
looks like these guys have beaten the yeast people too it, with the added effect of not needing a constant uv source. the pic at the top says it all [cposs, Nov 17 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Glowing food additive http://www.prolume....Biolume/BIOLUME.HTM
Stuff that glows made into food products [Krate, Feb 11 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

HyperGlow Caffeinated Beer http://www.thinkgee...ooflirpa/beer.shtml
[Ander, Oct 18 2007]

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       Picture the scene. You're sitting quietly in your car with a faint green glow coming from your lips. A police officer steps up to the drivers door.
  

       "Have we been drinking sir?"
  

       "Err, no officer..."
DrBob, Nov 17 2000
  

       Hmmmm. What glows in, may also glow out...
Lemon, Nov 17 2000
  

       You mean it doesn't glow now? Uh-Oh.
thumbwax, Nov 17 2000
  

       Heavy doses of ionizing radiation are known to cause cancer, and certain strongly radioactive substances "glow in the dark" due to Cerenkov radiation and fluorescence. Substances which glow in the dark are not necessarily carcinogenic, however, as evidenced by Biotoy.
egnor, Nov 18 2000
  

       During the winter months, just imagine the potential for writing your name in the snow!   

       (Assuming the body doesn't metabolise the glow-in-the-dark component, of course.)
BigThor, Nov 19 2000
  

       Think about it BigThor, you wouldn't even NEED snow to write your name in. You could do it anywhere and it would stay!
djhotsauce, Nov 22 2000
  

       OK, I'll take that line of reasoning to next step... Guys, especially after a whole buncha beers, run for the risk of sporting trowser-fronts that look particularly unattractive in night clubs, should he inadvertantly drip slightly, or suffer an after-squirt.
danrue, Dec 05 2000
  

       Hey Danrue don't forget about the shoe!!!!!! (dribble,dribble)
misa hornee, Dec 06 2000
  

       "Guinness Lumi-Stout(tm) -- The Dark Beer That's A Little Bit Brighter."
PotatoStew, Dec 06 2000
  

       Why stop there? We need glow in the dark Liquor too!
Johnsoe2, Dec 21 2000
  

       Gin and Tonics glow under blacklight, maybe it's the Quinine in the tonic water.
Mohhomad, Jan 09 2001
  

       PeterSealy's addition to this idea definitely adds to its appeal. Makes it useful to a larger audience, including non-drinkers. And danrue, it's not just guys who get the drips. I've seen this phenomenon in both genders, though I'll spare you the details.   

       Glow-in-the-dark stuff is fascinating. You know, if you use a blacklight to look for scorpions at night, you'll find them--they glow, too. Pretty common knowledge, but I just felt like sharing.
rachele, Jan 20 2001
  

       If scorpions glow, then why not just put a few in each can of beer? Kinda like the worm in the tequila bottle.
Vance, Jan 30 2001
  

       drunks to try and share a lot of things with people...
roisin, Aug 25 2001
  

       Good spot cpos. Judging from the article, I wouldn't be surprised if they go full time into manufacturing novelty items and give up the boat trips altogether. How easily science is perverted.
DrBob, Sep 29 2001
  

       Check out the link I added. Here is a company that makes a safe (or so they claim) edible glowing additive.
Krate, Feb 11 2002
  

       Glow in the dark cough syrup!
JesseOQ, Aug 06 2003
  

       I don't think glow in the dark yeast would work with beer. In (nearly all) commercial beers, all the yeast is strained out so their beers can be the crystal clear brews we're used to.   

       You'd have to add some other glowing agent that stays in the beer. The tips of lanternfish perhaps? Lightning bugs butts?
MentalFlurry, Dec 25 2003
  

       If you drink enough your whole body will glow!
Oliii, Dec 26 2003
  

       What about just brewing it from rivers close to Chernobyl or Three Mile Island... or some other "hot spot"?
zigness, Feb 14 2004
  

       I hear there's something in cat's piss that glows under blacklight.
Aegis, Feb 15 2004
  

       It's not just true for cats, [Aegis]. Take a blacklight into a gas-station mens' room. Blugh!   

       Oh, and don't pollute my beer, thanks. Beer is made of water, malted barley, hops, and yeast. You can use some wheat or oats too, but I'll pass on corn and rice.   

       (Whoops, I just became a necromancer!)
Souse Mouse, Dec 12 2005
  

       How about glow in the dark toilet water. No need to turn on the light to find the target after so many green beers.
miggavin, Dec 13 2005
  

       taking [danrue]'s post too far - In a nightclub - "Hey Dude, your trousers are glowing!"   

       Of course - //Miller Light//!
Dub, Dec 13 2005
  

       Isn't there a lyric in Ziggy Stardust - "Just a beer light to guide us" ?
coprocephalous, Dec 13 2005
  

       //Hmm, Lead by a bottle more like!//
Dub, Dec 13 2005
  

       Just encountered this idea. Would save a fortune on lighting in an offlicense.
vincevincevince, Oct 17 2007
  
      
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